A powerful, instruction-focused professional learning system that adapts to the needs of educators, Edge•U builds teacher capacity and directly impacts student learning by offering concise, just-in-time professional learning opportunities to support educators with the challenges they face every day.
With more instruction online and an ever increasing number of edtech tools, this program can make a real difference for teachers in utilizing necessary tools for learning.
This system received the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment for the Educator Standards in February 2020. By earning a Seal of Alignment, their solution is shown to consciously, purposefully and meaningfully support best practices for digital age teaching and learning.
The learner objectives of the Edge•U program parallel student learning that is delivered in online and blended settings. To earn a badge, educators choose a topic to learn based on their classroom needs, learn it via the provided materials, implement it into their instruction—and then, they earn the badge.
One of the best parts about this program is that it was created by teachers, for teachers, and they actually have real educators on the back end following up with teachers when needed.
Teachers are not only intrinsically motivated to use the program to improve their practice, but they are also awarded contact hours or graduate credit for the time they invest in the program throughout the school year. Teachers enjoy learning in Edge•U because of the bite-sized accessibility and personalized nature of the program.
For all this and more, Edge•U is the Cool Tool Award Winner (2021) for “Best Badging / Credentialing Solution” as part of The EdTech Awards from EdTech Digest. Learn more.